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Old March 12 2013, 08:08 PM   #78
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Re: A parade of spaceships...

Warped9 wrote: View Post
I'm into fixtures now. I'm working on the main control panel for the forward compartment as well as some of the instruments on the wall.

Looking ahead I'm thinking of skipping the Rocketship Galileo and going right to one I've been thinking about for a very long time...

It's going to be a challenge to reconcile some of the shapes and lines into something coherent that really looks like the onscreen craft yet also works in 3D. There are also a fair number of interior shots regarding the cockpit and quite a few of them are generally consistent with each other.

To my eyes this a very advanced and sophisticated starfaring spaceplane that can go FTL across interstellar distances. Yet it has no visible/recognizable means of propulsion. Certainly it sports no obvious rocket or thrust exhausts indicating some form of reaction drive. It's shape is somewhat reminiscent of the Northrop HL-10 lifting body research craft seen in the 1960s to early '70s so it has some measure of aerodynamics. Without obvious landing jets or even landing gear I suspect it has a form of antigrav system. The fuselage and wings might also be comprised of advanced "memory alloy" that can change or modify its form to an extent depending upon flight conditions.

Should be fun. Hey, if I can bring a TAS scoutship into 3D then just maybe I can do this.
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